What do the publishing system, research integrity, work-life balance, academic recognition, equal opportunities, promoting team science, implementing open data policies have in common? They are all part of research culture! Our modern academic system can foster doubtful practices. Nevertheless, positive change in our working environments is possible.
The"We Scientists 2035" were to designed to co-create manageable first steps towards a healthier research culture!
As part of SCNAT’s ongoing commitment to research culture issues, we have adapted the UK Royal Society’s "Visions of 2035" workshops. The workshops use speculative design scenarios to encourage novel thinking about what an idealised research culture would look like in 2035. Through discussions and a series of brainstorming activities, you will be equipped to start with small positive changes.
The workshops are open to researchers of all career stages as well as academic support staff (e.g. careers offices and technicians).
You can run your own workshop by downloading the facilitator pack here.
Find out what ideal futures and novel ideas previous workshop participants have come up with by looking at Shaping Science: how to start.